Starward sweeps San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Starward is awarded an unprecedented 12 perfectly scored double gold medals in the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Australian whisky distillery,Starward Whisky, has taken home 12 Double Gold and 3 Gold medals at the2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition(SFWSC). This is the largest haul of perfectly scored gold medals taken home by one distillery, across the 2022 competition.

We are delighted to have won top gold medals for 15 of our incredible whiskies ranging from our core product range (such as Two-Fold, Nova, Fortis), Project range (Ginger Beer Cask #6, Octave Barrels and Tawny #2) as well as our Single Barrel releases.(See bottom of release for the full breakdown of awards).

A SFWSC medal is a universally recognised indicator of exceptional quality and craftsmanship. Double Gold medals are awarded to the entries that receive a Gold medal rating byallmembers of the judging panel; these are among the finest products in the world as stated by the SFWSC, and Starward is proud to have been awardedtwelveof these,alongside three additional gold medals.

Starward Founder, David Vitale on receiving the medals, “We are ecstatic to be recognised, on a global stage, as some of the finest quality whisky in the world. To receive perfect gold scores across the board is a true testament to our incredible Australian ingredients and of course, the team’s ability to keep our innovative ethos fresh. It’s an example of what experimentation and a bit of ‘caution to the wind’ can produce. It’s Australian whisky, and we are ecstatic to be celebrating this with the world!”

Founded in 2000, The San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) is one of the longest running and most influential liquor competitions in the world. With nearly two decades of experience, the awards programme has become a fine-tuned masterpiece that blends passion and professionalism.

Whisky lovers can try these double gold and gold medal whiskies for themselves by visiting consulting with their regional retailer.

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